Andrew is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Food and Tourism Management at MMU. His area of research expertise is food sustainability, specifically from the perspective of the food industry where the challenges of feeding a growing population with fewer resources remains a constant challenge. He is currently working with colleagues from a number of the UK’s leading universities on research focusing on the contribution that the food system makes to climate change, looking at the policy options, and what could be achieved by changes in consumption behaviour. Much of this research is designed to evaluate the complex relationship between sustainable food systems and the price of food.
He has had research papers published in peer-reviewed academic journals and has presented at international food conferences. He regularly delivers management-training sessions and undertakes consultancy work via the Manchester Food Research Centre in the area of food sustainability, food marketing and food supply chain management.
Before joining MMU in 2003, Andrew had spent the previous twenty years working in the food sector. He worked as an International Marketing Manager for several blue chip food companies before entering academia. He has international food marketing consultancy experience from both the public and private sectors, with clients ranging from the British Council, the EU (as an EU Specialist Advisor for the Food Sector) and regional food companies.
Andrew is part of the senior management team within the Food and Tourism Management Department at MMU, where he teaches on postgraduate programmes and supervises postgraduate degree students.